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Baking normal maps from Cycles material


David Gayerie describes an improved method for normal baking, which takes additional model information into account.

I created a Cycles node called Normal to Map to bake normals from material.
When we bake normals using Cycles render engine, normal map and/or bump map are not taken into account. Pretty frustrating because we cannot bake a single normal map from a complex node set.
I wrote an article to explain how you can achieve this using the Normal to Map node and to share the blend file containing that node.
happy baking


  1. Thank you so much!
    Not only I can finally bake complex normal nodes, also I can convert object space normal maps to tangent space maps without exiting Blender.

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